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My great passion is to enable my clients to take control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours when facing stressful experiences and life’s stressors. My motivation originally came from my journey caring for my wife and helping her overcome cancer.
The transition from hotel management to studying psychotherapy, complementary therapies and hypnotherapy was a natural progression as a direct result from my role as a carer. I have worked in the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) field for over twenty years. I am able to combine the different therapeutic approaches to personalise my treatments for my clients.
In order to share my skills, I volunteered as a therapist at Mind in Greenwich and as a clinical hypnotherapist in the Oncology Unit at St Georges’ Hospital. I served as a member on my local residents’ association for many years, developing and promoting neighbourhood events.
Encouraged by colleagues and friends to utilise my teacher training qualification, and my extensive experience and knowledge as a specialist lecturer teaching students at a range of colleges to both further education and degree levels, I co-founded and am Vice Principal of LCCH International college, we train students in clinical hypnotherapy to promote wellbeing and healing, thus raising the profile of hypnotherapy within the CAM field. I am a Fellow of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
Head of Academic Studies
Julia is a hypnotherapist working in Central London. Spending more than 25 years within a public sector organisation, her MSc research and subsequent clinical focus has been on helping clients presenting with all types of anxiety, particularly the increasingly prevalent issue of workplace anxiety. She has also worked with a comprehensive range of performance related issues, including: performance anxiety and performance enhancement. An advocate of positive psychology principles linked to workplace wellbeing, Julia believes that ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Julia is responsible for running the academic assessment process within the college.
Programme Leader for the Medical Diploma, Senior Lecturer
Charles comes from a psychoanalytic/psychotherapy background, qualifying in 1986. After practising for many years as a full-time psychoanalytic psychotherapist, Charles decided to investigate other forms of therapies which might also produce beneficial but quicker results for his patients. He undertook his training in Clinical Hypnosis, realising that such training would help equip him to work more effectively as a clinician, and qualified with distinction in 1998.
Principal, LCCH International Scotland
Angela graduated from Glasgow University in 1980 with a degree in Psychology. She specialises in obsessive compulsive disorders (OCDs), the eradication of unwanted habits, women’s issues, and the successful treatment of eating disorders. Angela is Stress Management consultant to several large corporations and regional authorities and has her own radio programme, Alternative Answers, in Glasgow.
Lecturer, LCCH International Scotland
Marian is Practice Manager at the Harvest Clinic. Her professional background includes working with traumatised children, self esteem training for young people, therapeutic care elderly patients and is involved in health initiative projects working in the community on self-esteem issues. She is also a Reiki Master and an NLP practitioner who trained with Paul McKenna and Richard Bandler.
Lecturer, LCCH international Scotland
Phil has been a practicing hypnotherapist since 2012, with a particular interest in sports hypnosis. He has been a competitive runner and cyclist, and is now a keen golfer. Phil qualified with a degree in medicine from Edinburgh University in 1991, training first in paediatric medicine and then in anaesthesia for children, practicing as a consultant paediatric anaesthetist in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh since 2003.
Lecturer, LCCH International Scotland
Shona graduated from Edinburgh University with an Honours degree in Psychology (1989) and a degree in Medicine (MBChB 1991). She has been a Consultant Anaesthetist in NHS Lothian since 2002, with a strong interest in Medical Education and training, and a clinical hypnotherapist since 2012. She has a particular interest in the use of hypnotherapy for weight control and stress management.
Principal & Director of LCCH International Portugal
Tess Serrano has an honours degree in Psychology from the University of Lancaster, and has been a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) since 1993. In 1995 she completed a Master’s Degree in Environmental Ethics and Values at the University of Lancaster. She had an internship at the Jewish Social Services in Manchester, helping to support institutionalised patients and their integration into the community. She studied Clinical Hypnotherapy in Manchester and has been a practicing clinical hypnotherapist in Portugal since 2000. She also served as a Human Resources Advisor from 2000-2010, until she took over the Direction of LLCCH International in Portugal, where she runs regular courses in Porto and Lisbon. She is also an EMDR therapist and member of the EMDR Association of Portugal.
Catherine has a strong foundation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, having gained her MSc in the subject and been practicing for 14 years. Catherine has an eclectic and pluralistic approach, integrating Mindfulness, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Hypnotherapy depending on the needs of her clients. In addition to her private practice, Catherine has worked with MIND (mental health organisation) and in Education. She runs mindfulness groups and workshops, and teaches mindfulness in schools to both pupils and teachers.
Angela completed her principal hypnotherapy training in 2002 and in 2014 she became a certified Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist.
Her auxiliary studies in the field of reproductive health (namely HypnoFertility, HypnoBirthing© and psychosexual disorders) reflect her interest in human biology as well as psychology.
Angela currently sees clients at 4 London-based clinics and her bespoke treatment style draws on years of research, training and practice; aligning modern hypnotic methodology with current developments in the field of mind-body medicine.